The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has witnessed a stellar performance from Team India, securing ten consecutive victories and earning their spot in the final at Ahmedabad’s colossal Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, November 19. Following a triumphant semi-final clash against New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15, the ‘Men in Blue’ received a warm reception at the ITC Narmada Hotel in Ahmedabad.
A complete with a guard of honour by the hotel staff, Indian flags waving, and smiles adorning the faces of the players. With dreams of making history, Rohit Sharma’s squad is now on the brink of a significant achievement. The upcoming final against Australia, scheduled for November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, is expected to draw a crowd exceeding one lakh spectators.
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Australia’s ‘Men in Yellow’ earned their place in the summit clash by defeating South Africa in the second semi-final at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Thursday, securing victory by three wickets. The impending India versus Australia showdown carries historical significance as it mirrors the 2003 World Cup final.
Two decades after Ricky Ponting’s team triumphed over Sourav Ganguly’s side in Johannesburg, Indian fans eagerly anticipate the opportunity to reverse the outcome against the formidable Aussies.
While Australia aims for a record-extending sixth ODI World Cup title, India seeks to join Australia as the only other team to claim the coveted title for the third time. A pivotal encounter between India and Australia occurred earlier in the tournament during the round-robin phase in Chennai.
The home team emerged victorious, chasing down a 200-run target in the 42nd over with notable contributions from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, each securing half-centuries. The stage is now set for a riveting finale as cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of this high-stakes match that could shape the history of the ODI World Cup.